Category: Windows Vista

How to Turn Off Hibernation on Windows Desktop Computers 0

How to Turn Off Hibernation on Windows Desktop Computers

The hibernation feature is normally used on Windows laptop computers but can also be used on Windows desktop computers, such as Windows XP/Vista/7/8/8.1 clients or Windows Server 2008/2012, etc. The system creates a file...

How to Delete Inactive Profiles on Windows 7 2

How to Delete Inactive Profiles on Windows 7

A few years ago I wrote this article Deleting Old User Profiles in Windows 2000/XP/2003 about a User Profile Deletion utility called DelProf.exe. This tool is part of the Windows Server 2003 Resource Kit....

A Bug Fix to Fix the Previous Bug Fixes: Windows System Update Readiness Tool 0

A Bug Fix to Fix the Previous Bug Fixes: Windows System Update Readiness Tool

If you are having problems installing Service Pack or software updates on Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows 7 or Windows Vista you are not alone. There are lots of people facing the same issue,...

Eliminating Authentication Prompts in a SharePoint Environment 1

Eliminating Authentication Prompts in a SharePoint Environment

Authentication prompts have been a pain in the neck for a lot of SharePoint users over the years both in SharePoint 2007 and SharePoint 2010 environments. There are several reasons for the prompts. I...

Free Wake-On-LAN GUI Tool 0

Free Wake-On-LAN GUI Tool

There is a free Wake-On-LAN GUI tool available that you can use to wake a remote computer up by either using it’s IP address or it’s Fully Qualified Domain Name (FQDN). You can use...

How to Install Telnet Client on Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows 7, or Vista 0

How to Install Telnet Client on Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows 7, or Vista

Telnet Client is not installed by default on Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Vista, or Windows Server 2008. The procedures to install Telnet Client vary based on the operating system you are using. Microsoft has documented the...

Operating System Market Share 0

Operating System Market Share

According to netmarket.com, here is the latest operating system market share breakdown. If it weren’t for Mac’s 5% market share, Windows (91.09%) would pretty much be the only OS used around the world. With...

How to Remotely Restart a Windows Computer 2

How to Remotely Restart a Windows Computer

The Shutdown command can be used to remotely restart or shutdown a Windows 2000 or later computer. For example, you can remotely reboot a Windows 7 computer from a Windows XP computer as long...

DNS Glossary 0

DNS Glossary

Microsoft’s Active Directory relies on Domain Name System (DNS) so it’s important to have a good understanding of DNS concepts and terms. Here’s a glossary of DNS terminology in alphabetical order. You can also...

Group Policy Settings Reference for Windows Server 2003/2008/Vista 0

Group Policy Settings Reference for Windows Server 2003/2008/Vista

Microsoft offers several spreadsheets that contain all the settings for group policies. These spreadsheets list the policy settings for computer and user configurations included in the Administrative template files delivered with the Windows operating...

Some Windows Users Experiencing “Black Screen of Death” 0

Some Windows Users Experiencing “Black Screen of Death”

According to reports, some Microsoft Windows computers are experiencing a “Black Screen of Death.” The phrase Black Screen of Death came out of the famous “Blue Screen of Death”, which caused system crash on earlier Windows operating...

The Microsoft Security Update Guide 0

The Microsoft Security Update Guide

This Guide was designed to help IT professionals better understand and use Microsoft security release information, processes, communications, and tools. The goal is to help IT professionals manage organizational risk and develop a repeatable,...

Should You Enable Error Reporting in Windows? 4

Should You Enable Error Reporting in Windows?

Error reporting is a feature used by Microsoft in Windows operating systems and is enabled by default. Some people like to turn on error reporting to do Microsoft a favor, while others prefer not...

Configuring Anonymous Access for a MOSS 2007 Site 0

Configuring Anonymous Access for a MOSS 2007 Site

When working with MOSS 2007, especially on Windows Server 2008 (WS08), some administrators find it difficult to locate the option to enable Anonymous Authentication. Enabling Anonymous Access is not very intuitive in MOSS 2007...

Ports Used by Network Discovery on Windows Vista 0

Ports Used by Network Discovery on Windows Vista

If you are having connectivity issues between Windows Vista computers and you are using a non-Windows firewall between them, then you need to open the proper ports to allow incoming network discovery traffic and...

How to Install FrontPage Server Extensions on WS08 & Vista 0

How to Install FrontPage Server Extensions on WS08 & Vista

A lot of people, especially those who are relatively new to managing and editing Web sites, use Microsoft FrontPage. More experienced people prefer other tools, such as Dreamweaver or Microsoft SharePoint Designer, or even...

How to Enable Remote Desktop on Windows Server 2008 Server Core 1

How to Enable Remote Desktop on Windows Server 2008 Server Core

Windows Server 2008 (WS08) Server Core can be used in lots of useful scenarios. However, because WS08 does not have a GUI, you need to use the command prompt to accomplish the administrative tasks....

Group Policy Settings Reference 0

Group Policy Settings Reference

Here are some Excel spreadsheets offered by Microsoft that contain the Group Policy settings. Group Policy Settings Reference  – Windows Server 2003 This spreadsheet lists Group Policy settings described in Administrative Template (.adm) files...

A Hack for Making Dell 1600n Printer Driver Work on x64 Computers 1

A Hack for Making Dell 1600n Printer Driver Work on x64 Computers

Ever since I installed my Windows Server 2003 on 64-bit hardware,  I have been looking for a 64-bit driver for my Dell 1600n network Multi-Function Printer. For some reason Dell doesn’t offer drivers for...

How to Restore “Windows Help and Support” in Windows Vista 0

How to Restore “Windows Help and Support” in Windows Vista

There’s is a known problem experienced by many Vista users where the Help and Support stops working. When you try to start Help and Support you get the following error. Internet Explorer cannot download...

How to Disable Shutdown Event Tracker 1

How to Disable Shutdown Event Tracker

My clients, and especially my students are always asking me how to disable shutdown event tracker on Windows Server 2003. On a production network, shutdown event tracker can be useful in logging the information...

Microsoft Active Directory Topology Diagrammer 1

Microsoft Active Directory Topology Diagrammer

In case you are not familiar with this tool, this is worth checking out. The Microsoft Active Directory Topology Diagrammer reads an Active Directory configuration using ActiveX Data Objects (ADO), and then automatically generates...